The Patrick Jackson Award


Patrick Jackson

The award was established in 1988 designed to recognize a professional who is not in the public relations field but nonetheless successfully uses public relations principles to benefit his or her organization and society. The purpose of the Patrick Jackson Award is to recognize excellence in the practice of public relations and demonstrate a track record of building relationships which earn trust.

In light of the fact that an organization’s success in relationship management often is a result of a team, the award may recognize the head of an organization or movement, or, if appropriate, an organization (for-profit or not-for-profit) which exemplifies the principle of sound public relations. (Previous Recipients)

Award Criteria
Nominees must have a proven record in at least one of the following areas:

  • Building relationships that earn trust which contributes to organizations effectiveness or
  • Demonstrating leadership in a crisis by using public relations principles, or
  • Bringing about changes in society by finding accommodation with public needs, or
  • Showing concern for the common good, not just concern for the success of the movement or organization

The nominee (individual, or in the case of an organization, its CEO, or functional organizational head) must agree to be present at the award presentation. The nominee should be based in the Yankee Chapter PRSA service area of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Northeast Delta Dental is the professional recognition sponsor
of the Yankee Chapter PRSA Patrick Jackson Award.


2016 Yankee Chapter PRSA Scholarship

—sponsored by EdvestinU

This $500 scholarship will be presented at the Yankee Chapter’s annual meeting to a student with a declared major in a public relations-related field who is studying at an accredited college or university in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont. It’s goal is to recognize a student’s academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to public relations.

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The James H. Bradley PRSSA Grant

Named in honor of the Yankee Chapter’s “founding father” James (Jim) H. Bradley, who passed away in 2010, the James H. Bradley PRSSA Grant supports active Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters, associated with the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (Yankee PRSA). Grant funds of up to $500 are available to all chapters seeking financial support aimed at creating professional development opportunities and strengthening the chapter’s goals and initiatives in 2016. Grant requests may only be submitted by active Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters supported by the Yankee PRSA chapter. This includes chapters that exist in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont only.

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